Community Notes, June 12

June 11, 2013 

Diaper drive

The No More Naked Butts diaper drive is being held through Saturday, June 15. Donations can be dropped off at the Brookefield Apartments office, 2400 Cluette Drive, Raleigh. Disposable diapers, formula and wipes will be accepted for the N.C. Food Bank of Eastern & Central North Carolina. For more information, call 919-676-5747.

Summer workshops for high schoolers

The Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab will offer academic and enrichment summer workshops for high school students. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $30 for the first workshop and $25 for each additional workshop. For more information or to register, visit www.wade.org.

Summer youth pass program

Youths ages 13-17 may purchase a Capital Area Transit bus pass offering unlimited rides for a reduced rate of $50 for the summer. The summer youth pass program will run until Sept. 1. Passes can be obtained at Moore Square Transit Station or CAT’s Transit Operations Facility at 4104 Poole Road, Raleigh.

Students must present a current school-issued identification card and proof of age. Those without a valid school ID can email catinfo@raleighnc.gov with the subject line Summer Youth Pass.

For more information, call 919-996-3900 or visit www.raleighnc.gov/transit.

Summer reading program

Wake County Public Libraries will hold summer reading programs for children, teens and adults. The Read To Me Club will teach children five reading techniques. The Dig Into Reading Club is for school-aged children featuring weekly activities at the library. Teens can participate in the Beneath the Surface Club, featuring raffles and reading incentives. The adult club, Groundbreaking Reads, will focus on influential books. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Opportunity for charities

In celebration of the 2013 Rex Hospital Open, charitable organizations that sell tickets to the event will retain all proceeds from tickets sold. The Rex Hospital Open, part of the Web.com Tour, will be held June 20-23 at TPC Wakefield Plantation, 2625 Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.rexhospitalopen.com. Questions about the ticket program can be directed to Rex Marketing and Public Relations Manager Kerry Grace Heckle at 919-784-4471 or kerry.heckle@rexhealth.com.

Mini-camp on birds

Summer mini-camp: Bird Bonanza is scheduled for June 17, 19 and 21 at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Camps will be held from 9 to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Campers will learn to identify birds by sight and sound through hikes, games and crafts. The camp is for children ages 6-8. Registration is required. To register, call 919-870-4330.

Book Bites at library

Book Bites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The event features book talks and light refreshments. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Summer solstice at garden

A Summer Solstice Family Fun Night will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. The event will feature a gourmet panini food truck, outdoor games on the Ellipse, a screening of “The Lorax” and a sunset viewing. The cost is $2 per person for admission to outdoor games; $1 for the movie screening. To register, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Elizabeth Overman at 919-513-7011 or elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu.

Project Dance at Marbles

The American Dance Festival’s Project Dance will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. ADF faculty will teach children and adults the histories and joys of African movements, rhythms and musical instruments. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Toy, Hobby Sportscard show

The Toy, Hobby and Sportscard show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Kerr Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. More than 175 tables of vintage and new toys, hobby items, sportscards and memorabilia will be available to buy, sell or trade. The cost is $5 for adults; ages 15 and younger get in free. For more information, visit www.insidepitchpromotions.com.

‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ book discussion

Librarians will discuss Robert A. Heinlein’s novel “Stranger in a Strange Land” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Cornhole tournament for charity

Cornapalooza 2013 will start at noon Saturday, June 22, at High Park Bar and Grill, 625 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh. The cost is $40 per team and proceeds will benefit The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information or to register, visit www.cornapalooza4ms.com.

Yogathon fundraiser

The ninth annual Great 108 Yogathon will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Burn Athletic, 7910 Skyland Ridge Pkwy., Raleigh. The event will feature basic yoga classes, kid’s yoga sessions, chair massages and a Chinese raffle. Registration costs $20 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the N.C. Lung Cancer Partnership. For more information or to register, visit www.participate.freetobreathe.org.

For Goodness Snakes

A program about snakes will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 per family, and registration is required. To register, call 919-870-4330.

Program on the 1960s

Retired Technical Sgt. Leonard “Hawk” Hunter will talk about his time in the U.S. Air Force during a program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Hunter will discuss racism in the military and the impacts of the Vietnam War. Registration is requested at 9919-856-6710.

Swamp Romp

A program for children ages 3-5 will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The event will feature crafts, activities and a guided walk through the wetland. The cost is $3 per child. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Ebook, eAudio workshop

Learn how to search and find eBooks and eAudio books during one-on-one sessions at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Stained glass artist at library

Stained glass artist Lisa Daly will discuss the art form at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Pet a Pony Day

Pet a Pony Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at James Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. The free event will also feature show jumping and a farrier at work. For more information, visit www.nchja.com.

Wetland tree walk

Join an arborist for a stroll from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Participants will learn to identify native wetland trees. The program is for ages 15 and older and costs $5 per person. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Wake Forest seeks 4th of July photos

The Wake Forest Fourth of July Committee is seeking photos and memories of the town’s Independence Day celebrations from the years 1973 to 2012. The committee would like to share photos as it prepares to put on the 40th annual Wake Forest Fourth of July celebration. Send photos to wfjuly4th@aol.com.

Auction for the Animals

The13th annual Auction for the Animals is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $75 and proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.auctionfortheanimals.com.

Fashion show, brunch

The Inaugural V Fashion Show and Celebrity Chef Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Zinda, 301 Fayetteville St. No. 120, Raleigh. Tickets start at $35 and include a swag bag. Proceeds will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. For more information, visit www.golfclassic.org/events.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at North Hills in Raleigh. Participants and teams can raise money to benefit the American Diabetes Association. For more information or to register, visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutnorthhills.

ECAC Festival canceled

The East Citizen’s Advisory Council has canceled its ECAC Community Day Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information on ECAC, visit www.eastraleigh.org.

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